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Symphony brings out the spies and private eyes

October 23, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Although the hit singles from James Bond movies often get the attention, singer Sheena Easton—who had one of those singles—said there is much more in the world of “espionage” music than just Agent 007. And Sheena will share the breadth of that universe when she teams up with the Hartford…

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Health listings for Oct. 23

October 21, 2015
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MONDAY, OCT. 26 PLAINVILLE ‘HOSPICE-WHAT A FAMILY CAN EXPECT AND WHAT HOSPICE CAN DO FOR YOU.’ Presented by the Health Ministry at Grace Lutheran Church. 6:45 p.m. Discussion will include choices and decisions that can help you live the best life you can can. Learn about access to the many hospice resources available. Presneters will…

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Dining listings for Oct. 23

October 21, 2015
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SATURDAY, OCT. 24 2ND ANNUAL PINTS FOR PAWS. Benefit for Animal Rescue Foundation. 4 p.m. to close. Patrons will receive an ARF pint glass and one beer for a $20 donation. Refills will cost $5. Food, drink specials, including a special cask by Firefly Hollow Brewing Co. Raffles. Barley Vine, 182 Main St., Bristol. ARFCt.org…

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Miscellaneous listings for Oct. 23

October 21, 2015
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OCT. 23, 24 OTHER BACKSTAGE HAUNTED HOUSE. Presented by New Britain Youth Theater. 3 to 6 p.m. Scary and not-so-scary versions of 10 minute “backstage” guided tours. Features member of the NBYT Teen Company and its comedy troupe, SquishyTown Asylum. New Britain-Berlin YMCA, 50 High St., New Britain. $3 for adults, $2 for children, students,…

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Senior listings for Oct. 23

October 21, 2015
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ONGOING PLAINVILLE CHOLESTEROL SCREENING. 10 minute appointment, few drops of blood from a fingertip, and you can learn your numbers for total cholesterol, and the good and bad cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose. Doesn’t require fasting. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. $10. Pay at the appointment. Appointments. (860) 747-5728. Plainville Senior Center members only.…

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Support group listings for Oct. 23

October 21, 2015
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ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays at 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays at 7:30 to 9 p.m.…

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Meetings listings for Oct. 23

October 21, 2015
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SATURDAY, OCT. 24 PLAINVILLE CONNECTICUT STATE BUTTON SOCIETY. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Button program by Betty Korostynskion on “Colt” buttons presented at 1 p.m. Coffee, dessert. Walk-ins welcome. Grace Lutheran Church, 222 Farmington Ave., Route 10, Plainville. ConnecticutStateButtonSociety.org TUESDAY, OCT. 27 SOUTHINGTON ORCHARD VALLEY GARDEN CLUB OF SOUTHINGTON. 10 a.m. Guest is Donna Ellis…

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Kids listings for Oct. 23

October 21, 2015
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SATURDAY, OCT. 24 BRISTOL ST. PAUL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE. Saturday, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Tour the building. Meet faculty. (Placement exam is Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8 a.m.) St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Pre-register. SPCHS.net, mcrowley@spchs.net, (860) 584-0911. ESPN STEAM FEST. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Variety of activities,…

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Open house for Bristol TEC on Oct. 28

October 20, 2015
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An open house will be held at Bristol Technical Education Center on Oct. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. All high school and post graduate students are invited to tour the school and see technology demonstrations. Trade areas include automotive technology, culinary arts, electronics, precision machining, heating, ventilation, air conditioning/refrigeration, and welding and metal fabrication. …

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Ringmaster learns the circus is his home

October 16, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Sometimes you have to leave home, to realize its joys before you return. That’s what happened for Johnathan Lee Iverson, the Ringmaster for “Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends,” which comes to Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena next week. Johnathan—who was named by Barbara Walters as one of the…

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